‘People are out there waiting to love you and celebrate you for who you are’
Wentworth Miller has been vocal about his own struggles with depression and suicide and he wants others to know that it can and will get better.
‘ You just have to trust that people are out there waiting to love you and celebrate you for who you are,’ says Miller who has been named Man of the Year by Attitude Magazine.
The Prison Break star had declined for years to talk about his personal life.
But for the last few years, he has since been open about his experiences and has a thoughtful message for anyone struggling to come to terms with their sexuality, who is being bullied or might be considering suicide.
‘… It gets better,’ he says. ‘One day, you’ll find your tribe. In the meantime, the reality is you might have to be your own tribe. You might have to be your own best friend. That’s not something they’re going to teach you in school. So start the work of loving yourself.’
The 44-year-old actor came out publicly in 2014 when he refused an invitation to a film festival in Russia because of the country’s new laws banning homosexual ‘propaganda’.
Earlier this year, Miller penned a Facebook post about the cruelty he endured on social media when he gained weight during the years between Prison Break and his return to television in The Flash as Leonard Snart (aka Captain Cold).
Miller first originated the role of Snart on The Flash as a recurring character then became one of the leads of the spinoff series Legends of Tomorrow.
He decided not to return to Legends as a regular cast member this season but will guest star as the character on Legends as well as other shows in the network’s DC Comics universe including The Flash.
Miller is busy reprising his role of Michael Scofield in Prison Break for a miniseries set to air next year.